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EC Cape Town: Comfort Green Point Student Residence


Photos show samples of available rooms. Fixtures, fittings and sizes may vary.

Accommodation Features

Room Facilities

Building Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Miscellaneous

  • Smart TVs in all single and twin rooms with Youtube and Netflix. Personal devices can be connected to the Smart TVs
  • Heating – fan heaters
  • Fans – free-standing fans
  • Laundry (wash and dry) - +- €5 per load
  • e-Scooter, bike and skateboard rental
  • Safe is available in reception for valuables
  • Bedrooms are cleaned twice a week with a change of bed linen and towels.
  • Luggage storage is available.
  • Safe, secure premises with CCTV and a night security guard.
  • Plenty of off-street parking.
Room Type
Single, Twin/Double, Quad
Bathroom Type
All bedrooms have a private, en-suite bathroom
Board Status
Self-catering (Optional Bed & Breakfast option on request)

Description of Local Area

The Comfort Green Point Student Residence, standing between the foot of Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean, is located in the metropolitan suburb of Green Point, directly opposite the Cape Town Stadium and Green Point Urban Park. Ideally and centrally situated, the residence is within close walking distance to the beachfront, Cape Town City Centre, V&A Waterfront, supermarkets, delis, bars and restaurants, a variety of sport clubs and facilities, as well as Cape Town’s LGBTQI village, de Waterkant.

Description of Accommodation

  • The residence has a modern, contemporary African design; well-suited to independent students wanting to travel in both comfort and style.
  • All rooms include a private, en-suite bathroom and private kitchenette with catering facilities: sink, stove, oven, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster. Plates, cutlery and cups are included.
  • There are chill out zones, both inside and outside, across the property.
  • Swimming pool and braai (South African barbecue) facilities for lazy summer days and social events (currently limited due to the pandemic).


Address

153 Main Road, Green Point, 8005, Cape Town, South Africa

Phone Number

+27 21 433 4310

Emergency Number

+27 84 886 6342

Arrival and departure

    • Arrival and departures on any day, at any time.
    • Standard booking is per week, from Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.
    • Non-standard arrival or departure days are booked as extra nights.
    • Students are welcomed by the receptionist on arrival.
    • Check-in is from 14:00 – 22:00.
    • Early check-in is possible by arrangement and subject to availability.
    • Check-out is from 04:00 – 10:00.
    • After-hours check-in/check-out by arrangement.

Journey to school

  • The residence is 2.1km from EC Cape Town.
  • Students can walk to school along the Fan Walk, a pedestrianized path which services the Cape Town Stadium from the central train station. 25-30 minutes walking time to school.
  • The Wigtown MyCiti bus stop is directly in front of the residence; going to the iconic beach suburbs of Clifton and Camps Bay in one direction and the bustling City Centre in the other direction. Head towards the City Centre and get off at the Riebeeck Stop (4-stops/8 minutes’ away) and then it’s a 4-minute walk to the school.
  • An e-hailing taxi (Uber, etc.) costs approximately €2 to get to the school and taxis are usually available within 3-5 minutes.

Cancellations

Cancellation prior to arrival

Cancellations as per standard EC Accommodation Terms and Conditions.
Students cancelling or postponing within 14 days from arrival will be charged both a two-week cancellation fee at the weekly rate as quoted in the price list for the accommodation booked, as well as an accommodation placement fee.

Cancellation after arrival

Students leaving their accommodation must give 4 weeks’ notice in writing prior to termination. If no notice is given, a 4-week cancellation fee at the quoted accommodation rate applies.

Airport Pickup

I want an EC airport transfer, can I arrive at any time?
If you have booked accommodation with EC, you are entitled to a free airport transfer. You may arrive at anytime and will be welcomed to the residence, although you will only be able to check-in at 14:00 on the arrival day.

What information do I need to give to book an airport transfer?
Please provide your flight number, arrival time and airport of origin. Details to be provided at least 2 weeks before the arrival date.

What should I do if I cannot find the EC representative?
If, after 10 minutes, you cannot see the EC representative, please call +27 84 886 6342 from your mobile phone or from the Airport Information Desk, located on the ground floor in the main terminal lobby close to the exit. Please be ready to provide your details; name, country, student number and where you are waiting in the airport.

What should I do if I have missed my flight or my flight is delayed?
Notify EC by calling +27 84 886 6342 to re-arrange your transfer time. Should you not notify EC of the flight delay/change, you will forfeit your airport transfer.

Other ways to get to your residence

E-hailing services (e.g. Uber), airport-based taxi companies and the MyCiti bus provide transport from Cape Town International Airport to the residence.

Arrival Procedures

The Student Residence has a 24-hour reception. The receptionist will check you in, show you around the property and assist with any information needed.

House Rules

  • Students must be 18+ to choose this accommodation.
  • Quad rooms are single gender.
  • Noise levels to be observed after 10pm.
  • No boomboxes/large speakers are permitted on the property.
  • The building is non-smoking and smoking is only permitted in designated, outside smoking areas.
  • While we promote and support diversity, we cannot guarantee a language or nationality mix within the accommodation. Students are always encouraged to communicate in English and to be inclusive and respectful of each other and other guests in the residence.
  • Students are expected to keep their rooms clean and tidy, and to wash their dishes and clean the kitchen after use.